Bennie G. Adkins

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Bennie G. Adkins
Adkins receiving the Medal of Honor from President Obama
Born (1934-02-01) February 1, 1934 (age 85)
Waurika, Oklahoma
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1956–1978
RankCommand Sergeant Major
Unit5th Special Forces Group 5th SFG Beret Flash.png
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsMedal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Bronze Star Medal (2 with "V" device)
Purple Heart (3)

Bennie G. Adkins (born February 1, 1934) is a retired United States Army soldier. He is recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in March 1966 during the Vietnam War.

From March 9-12, 1966 Adkins distinguished himself during a 38-hour close-combat battle against North Vietnamese Army forces during the Battle of A Shau. At the time of the cited action, Adkins was a sergeant first class serving as an Intelligence Sergeant with Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.[1]

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  1. "Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins". http://www.army.mil/. United States Army. Retrieved 16 September 2014. External link in |website= (help)

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